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The Sword of Damocles

Gelesen von Mary Bard

(4,523 Sterne; 64 Bewertungen)

Anna Katharine Green is best known as one of the first women detective writers, and The Sword of Damocles, first published in 1881, does indeed include several mysteries. There is a very brief appearance by her famous detective, Mr Gryce, but at the heart of the book, which is subtitled A Story of New York Life, are a number of very different love stories. (Summary by Mary Bard) (16 hr 39 min)

Chapters

A Wanderer

4:27

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A Discussion

13:13

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A Mysterious Summons

22:44

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Searchings

24:22

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The Rubicon

27:10

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A Hand Clasp

4:38

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Mrs. Sylvester

16:42

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Shadows of the Past

16:46

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Paula

29:26

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The Barred Door

16:30

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Miss Stuyvesant

23:20

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Miss Belinda Makes Conditions

24:21

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The End of My Lady's Picture

28:35

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Miss Belinda has a Question to Decide

34:46

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An Adventure - or Something More

19:46

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The Sword of Damocles

28:52

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Grave and Gay

26:41

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In the Night Watches

8:00

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A Day at the Bank

15:00

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The Dregs in the Cup

20:13

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Departure

21:23

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Hopgood

23:54

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The Poem

23:18

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The Japha Mansion

24:29

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Jacqueline

25:53

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A Man's Justice and a Woman's Mercy

31:31

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The Lone Watcher

14:18

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Sunshine on the Hills

28:52

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Mist in the Valley

4:39

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Miss Belinda Presents Mr. Sylvester with a Christmas Gift

19:45

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A Question

12:58

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Full Tide

31:03

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Two Letters

23:55

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Paula Makes her Choice

24:23

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The Falling of the Sword

35:54

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Morning

11:39

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The Opinion of a Certain Noted Detective

41:05

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Bluebeard's Chamber

9:55

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From A. to Z

1:03:48

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Half-past Seven

3:56

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The Work of an Hour

38:01

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Paula Relates a Story She has Heard

13:14

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Determination

7:39

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In Mr. Stuyvesant's Parlors

21:44

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"The Hour of Six is Sacred!"

17:51

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The Man Cummins

19:00

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Bewertungen

great reading, enjoyable story

(5 Sterne)

I really like this authors mysteries, even so this big story was a nice change. Full of interesting characters and romance with a few little mysteries thrown in. Very well read!

More like a drama

(3 Sterne)

AKG's true mystery books are excellent. However, this is the 2nd book that's been more like a drama to me. Yes, I wondered things like how the various story lines would come together & who were the people around the woods. The only real mysterious part to me was towards the end. The only real twists were also towards the end. So, my mystery pretty much only involved the bonds. There was just a little more suspense than mystery involving the people around the woods, the older woman, the fire, & the bonds. I truly wasn't super interested in much more. Maybe I'd feel differently if I hadn't already heard so many great stories by AKG already. This is the 1st of her books that dragged in parts for me as well. Lastly, Paula loving the person she did was creepy to me. You'll understand after listening to this. I don't want to write more as I don't want to spoil anything. The reader was excellent.

wonderful

(5 Sterne)

Mary reads this amazing story in such a satisfying way. I feel I owe her a big debt of gratitude for her generosity in bringing it to us.

Awesome! Loved it!

(5 Sterne)

Great story and beautiful writing. A time of long ago...do not miss this one!

Quite enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

It takes a while to get going, but is an excellent story by the end.

Too dull

(3 Sterne)

I enjoy this author, and the reader is superb, but twice now I've tried to listen and couldn't get through the first full chapter. There's so much repetition, stilted language, and forced drama over things that simply don't excite (a young man is in love and wants to trade stocks to make quick cash so he can marry his sweetheart, while his advisor admonishes him against it). Clearly a foreshadowing of risky money deals ahead with a happy marriage at the end of it -- with long conversations, exaggerated emotions, stereotyped characters, and lots of trivial details to wade through to get to the happy ending. Meh.

like this reader

(3 Sterne)

story is ok. not enough detective Gryce, for me. details on feelings was a bit much and repetitive, for me. age difference is a bit pedi, for me. I thought story was to focus on first character but instead it was his uncle. I did like how the stories intertwined with other character stories during their lives. back on the list to listen in a year or two.

(4 Sterne)

Great reading by Mary Bard. The story moves rather slowly for my tastes, but gives a portraits of New York life of the times.